Businessman Kevin O'Leary says he is pulling out of the campaign to succeed Stephen Harper because he is not convinced he could carry enough votes in Quebec to beat Justin Trudeau in the 2019 election.
It is a sign of the times that a Canadian prime minister and an American president are cheering for different candidates in the upcoming second round of France's presidential election - and that their contrary preferences are so transparent.
How to explain Donald Trump's radical about-face on Syria, Russia and China? Analysts are at a loss.
Leaders do change their views. But the U.S. president's sudden transformation from isolationist America Firster to big-time global policeman boggles even the most jaded of minds.